Pacific Power and Utah Power, both subsidiaries of PacifiCorp, announced that they are lowering the price of wind energy offered through the Blue Sky green pricing program "because of greater customer participation, improved technology and the reduced cost of acquiring renewable power." Effective May 1, the price will drop from $2.95 per 100-kilowatt-hour (kWh) block to $1.95 per block, or 1.95¢/kWh. More than 10,600 customers of the two utilities have enrolled in the program since it was unveiled in 2000.
Separately, the city of Moab, UT, has been promoting the Blue Sky program to its residents and businesses with a goal of achieving a town-wide participation rate of 5%. As of April 11, 110 residential customers and 25 businesses had signed up putting the town more than halfway toward meeting its goal.
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